Wednesday, November 30, 2011

French style mini pouch

Close up of the handcrafted flowers. These were made from gold satin and gold organdy, they were made by holding the petals over a candle to singe and curl the edges, they are held together by a crystal bead. The small flowers are crafted from satin ribbon and the leaves are made from silk ribbon.
You can see the vintage lace used for the trim at the top. I have added a vintage butterfly pin to compliment the flowers.
A full view, the pouch is aprox. 7" by 5" and is fully lined. It would make a fabulous gift bag, but how about an evening bag to hold just the necessity's.

Price $14.95
Shipping $4.75

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Felted wool butterfly pincushion

My latest, made from up cycled felted wool. This is my original design, and completely handcrafted by me. The flowers are also made by me, the lavender wired ribbon pansy is one of my favorite flowers to make, the leaves and the yellow flowers are crafted from rayon seam binding, and the tiny lavender roses are made from satin ribbon.
A close up of the butterfly, it is crafted from a double layer of an old felted sweater. I used a lavender embroidery thread to out line the butterfly and hold it together.
You get a full view here, it measures 4 1/2" across and is about 4 1/2" from bottom to the top of the butterfly's wing. The hand dyed velvet strawberry is full of emery to sharpen your needles, it is also hand crafted by me, I used seed beads for the berry seeds and the leaves are velvet. check it out on my ETSY
Price $22.00
shipping $5.50

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Art journal blue and yellow

This is the latest art journal, the cover is a collage of vintage linens and handcrafted ribbon flowers, with a bit of embroidery, and plenty of vintage lace. the accent colors are blue and yellow.
Sheet music and other vintage publications make up the 22 pages. I used stamps, clip art and original art, plus more lace, fabric and tags, to decorate the pages.
I like this page on the left, I used a collage paper and a french style stamp to make it.

Th rooster is a stamp from a group of french style stamps, and the pocket holding the decoupaged tags is a great find at the fabric store. This journal 6"x 6" and would make a lovely gift for a dear friend, or spoil yourself and keep it. :)
price $25.00
shipping $6.00

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

French style Mini journal

An original hand crafted journal. I learned how to do this on my online art group. This is a journal that can be constructed from all kinds of different papers, pages from books, sheet music, drawings, maps, ledgers, any thing you can find and want to use, I have even made the pages from vintage linens in many other journals in this style. This one is mostly paper from old books.
I made the inside cover from blue dupioni silk and stamped it with a pretty swirl stamp. The first page is from an old farmers almanac with some pretty blue flowers added.
Notice the map on the left pages, you can see a bit of sheet music to the right. You can stamp on these pages, add photos, and even journal.
The cover is constructed from vintage linens and lace, with silk ribbon flowers, and vintage buttons, I added some feather stitching and beads as an added accent. The journal is 6 1/2" high by 5" wide. 11 2011
Price$15.00 Sold 11, 2011
Shipping $3.75

Friday, August 26, 2011

Marie style match box

I have found that repurposed match boxes are the in thing, they are used in many on line swaps, and to decorate with. This is my version. I used vintage lace and ribbon. I ruched the ribbon on the sides of the box and used a tiny metal frame for the picture of Marie Antoinette. I crafted the tiny flowers from silk ribbon, added bling by the way of rhinestones. The tiny box by the side doesn't come with.
You can get a good look at the Marie pic here and a close up of the flowers and the trim on the edge of the box. This is a beauty and would be a great keepsake box or set it on your vanity, also a fabulous gift for a close friend.
Price 19.00
shipping 4.50

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mini dress form

this darling dress form is made form pink felted wool, and embellished with vintage lace, dupioni silk ribbon and vintage rhinestones. this is the close up view of the top.
This little cutie stands 10 inches high and is covered in hand crafted flowers and vintage lace. The flowers are made from velvet, organdy and satin, and vintage lace.
The support for the form is made from a vintage wooden spool painted a lovely green and covered in vintage lace, trimmed with velvet flowers in pink and green and a pink satin ribbon ruffle.
Add this to your vanity, give as a gift, it is just the right thing for the girly girl in all women.

Price$22.00 Sold July 19 2011
shipping $6.50

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Needle case

A cute needle case made with ticking and toile. in black and white.
It has a darling pocket inside to add notes or other sewing accessories. Has some vintage buttons and is hand crafted and the binding is also hand sewn. It has 4 felted wool leaves to add more needles or other things. It measures 6" high by 5" wide. This would make a charming gift, and is very handy for traveling.
Price$ 7.95
shipping $2.50

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Marie style altered bottle,

A altered bottle in the French style of Marie Antoinette. The bottle is square and a pretty rose color.
I used a cut out of Marie Antoinette, and Paris is written on dupionoi silk. There is a page from a french book for the back ground, and vintage lace trim.
Silk ribbon was used here and the button is from my vintage stash.
Sale $19.95
ship 6.75

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

silk ribbon kit

silk ribbon kit. I have found good silk ribbon is hard to find. This beautiful 100% silk ribbon has a lovely sheen, is soft and in 4 lovely colors.
It comes in a cellophane bag on handcrafted hand colored tags, 1 yard of each color Pink, Green, Blue, Lavender. Great for all your crafting, make beautiful ribbon flowers, bows, use with your mixed media for added elegance. A bargain at
$6.50 for the kit plus $1.50 for shipping, the tags are an extra bonus and can be reused.

$6.50 for kit
$1.50 shipping

Friday, May 27, 2011

silk ribbon

Beautiful 100 % silk ribbon. How luscious, add this beautiful 1" ribbon to your crafting stash, it is a great buy at $1.80 a yard. Use it in your over the top Marie Antoinette art work, make beautiful ribbon flowers, fabulous for silk embroidery, it will make any of your crafting or art work sing with beauty and style.
Choose your colors and the number of yards you would like and e-mail me for your order. My e-mail addy is on the side of this blog.
Silk ribbon $1.80 a yard.
Shipping $1.50

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Marie style bottle

This is my version of the altered bottle, I tried to make it look like it would be on Marie Antoinette's dressing table full of something exotic and wonderful.
I made the flowers, the fuchsia's are made form silk ribbon and hand dyed, the others are crafted from satin ribbon. The lace is from my vintage stash and I used a page out of a french book as back ground and then the word Paris in bold letters, for contrast.
I think this is my favorite part. the cap. the blue berry is made from satin ribbon and the pink ruffle is that wonderful seam binding, the lace ruffle is entredeux lace also from my vintage stash. This bottle would be so pretty on a vanity table, in a guest bath, or make a darling gift for someone or yourself.

Bottle is$12.95
$4.50 Shipping SOLD May 28 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Velvet Strawberries Marie style

These are my latest addition to my velvet strawberries, some are hand dyed velvet and some are the pastel colors of the velvet un altered , I tried to make these as ruffled and flowery as I could.
They come in many sizes, from the tiny 1" to the large 4" I have sold the 2 in the center of the above picture.
I like this new look with the ruffles and flowers and berries on the top of the strawberry. I think Marie Antoinette would like them too.
The berries vary in price from $5.50 for the tiny one to $12.50 for the large one.